Gwynedd and Eryri Sustainable Visitor Economy 2035

Sustainable Tourism Principles Gwynedd and Eryri 2035


“A Visitor Economy for the benefit and wellbeing of the People, Environment, Language and Culture of Gwynedd and Eryri”

The tourism field has been receiving attention from the Council as part of the Gwynedd Plan priorities. 
Several discussions have taken place to develop new Visitor Economy Principles for the county and the Snowdonia National Park Authority for the next 15 years.

In looking to draw up our principles for the future, consideration was given to the definition of sustainable or responsible tourism by the United Nations' World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)

"Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities".

As part of the process to develop draft Sustainable Visitor Economy Principles for Gwynedd and Eryri further research and  activities have been undertaken: The final plan will be launched during the Spring of 2022. 

Noted below are links to the main pieces of work that have been considered to date.

Tourism Vision and Principles Summary (draft) 

Briefing Note on the Visitor Economy in Gwynedd and Eryri 2035 (March 2022) 

- Paper presented to Gwynedd Council Cabinet March 2021

- Destination Management Review

Funding Options for Future Sustainable Tourism Priorities Review

- Gwynedd Tourism Bedstock Review

- Presentation by International Destinations on Sustainable Tourism (Julian Alps, Slovenia)

Cynllun Eryri – Snowdonia's Partnership Plan (Snowdonia National Park)

Parking and Transport Strategy for Snowdon and Ogwen 

- Podcasts that discuss Sustainable Tourism